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Demonstrators protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court inside the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, September 28, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Sexual assault testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing triggers trauma, reports

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony of sexual assault reopened old wounds for many other victims.

// FBI will investigate as Kavanaugh vote is delayed

President Trump ordered the FBI on Friday to reopen a background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh.

// State Police union president Pullman resigns amid new federal probe

Dana Pullman said he was stepping down as union president for “personal reasons,” but it comes as the union faces a burgeoning criminal investigation.

// Columbia Gas pulling workers from other states amid tight labor market

The gas company is facing a worker shortage in its bid to hire 1,300 people to assist in cleanup work in the Merrimack Valley.

// Music venue next to Fenway Park proposed

The Red Sox owners and Live Nation are exploring a 5,000-seat music hall between Lansdowne and Ipswich streets.

The Nation

FBI will investigate as Kavanaugh vote is delayed

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during his conformation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4, 2018, in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara

By Nicholas Fandos and Sheryl Gay Stolberg

President Trump ordered the FBI on Friday to reopen a background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh.

House intel votes to release almost all panel transcripts from Russia probe

Representative Devin Nunes.

By Karoun Demirjian

Panel Democrats have been clamoring for the release of the Russia investigation documents for months. Republican committe chair Devin Nunes has recently begun to opine that the transcripts be made public.

Trump administration sees 7-degree rise in global temperatures

Firefighters from Brea, Calif., earlier this year fighting the Ranch Fire. Extreme heat waves would be routine under a 7-degree rise in global temperature.

By Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney

The administration’s analysis assumes the planet’s fate to be sealed with regards to global temperatures.

The World

Quake and tsunami devastate Indonesian coast, killing at least 18

A man surveys the damage caused by earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. (AP Photo/Rifki)

In Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, a large bridge spanning a coastal river had collapsed and the city was strewn with debris.

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

Fernando Karadima

By Nicole Winfield

Pope Francis invoked his “supreme” authority to stiffen an earlier sentence because of the “exceptional amount of damage” the priest’s crimes had caused.

China, Russia take up globalism mantle as US sheds it at UN

By Jennifer Peltz and Frank Jordans

Days after Donald Trump denounced globalism before world leaders at the United Nations, China and Russia positioned themselves Friday as defenders of internationalism that are keeping promises when Washington is backing away from them.

Editorial & Opinion


The lies that senators must tell themselves to support Brett Kavanaugh

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 - WASHINGTON, DC: Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Photo by Gabriella Demczuk-Pool/Getty Images)

The issue here is as much Brett Kavanaugh’s honesty in the present as what he may have done in 1982.

Michael A. Cohen

Lindsey Graham’s unhinged tirade rallies Republicans to back Kavanaugh

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points as Democrats as he defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP)

By Michael A. Cohen

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings were reduced to to partisanship and tribalism.

Opinion | KathRYN Miles

I was prepared for the Kavanaugh hearing to bring back memories of my sexual assault. I wasn’t prepared for the committee’s response

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in by chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on September 27, 2018, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Photo by Tom Williams / POOL / AFP)TOM WILLIAMS/AFP/Getty Images

By Kathryn Miles

I wasn’t prepared for the sense of rejection I would feel watching my government decide that the accusations of three women was not reason enough to stop advancing Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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Opinion | Rebecca G. Pontikes

What Kavanaugh’s testimony tells us about the kind of justice he would be

By Rebecca G. Pontikes

Opinion | Mickey Edwards

The real danger Brett Kavanaugh poses

By Mickey Edwards

Business & Tech

Tesla faces a reckoning with CEO Elon Musk’s job in jeopardy

Elon Musk

By Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher

The very attributes that have fueled a mania around Elon Musk — his vision, brash personality and willingness to take risks — could prove to be his downfall.

Google CEO visits Congress to combat charges of bias against conservatives

By Tony Romm

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told Google’s chief executive that party lawmakers are concerned about ‘‘what’s going on with transparency and the power of social media today.’’

Columbia Gas pulling workers from other states amid tight labor market

Brett Saber and Chad Hughes listened during a Columbia Gas training session in Shrewsbury.

By Katie Johnston

The gas company is facing a worker shortage in its bid to hire 1,300 people to assist in cleanup work in the Merrimack Valley.


Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

Jefferson Airplane in 1968: From left, Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady.

By Hillel Italie

Mr. Balin was a patron of the 1960s “San Francisco Sound” both as lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where Bay Area bands performed.

Jack McKinney, who got Laker dynasty off and running, dies at 83

Mr. McKinney, flanked by Brad Holland and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, coached the Lakers briefly in 1979.

By Richard Sandomir

Mr. McKinney brought the up-tempo style of play that came to be known as Showtime to Los Angeles in 1979 but lasted only 13 games as their coach after a bicycle accident put him in a coma.


Dan Shaughnessy

If the Yankees don’t win, it’s a shame

Boston, MA: 4/9/2018: Managers Alex Cora of the Red Sox and Aaron Boone of the Yankees meet with the umpires at home plate before the start of the game. The Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Dan Shaughnessy

In order for the Red Sox and Yankees to meet in the postseason, the Yankees will have to beat the Oakland A’s next Wednesday.


Celtics fall to Hornets in preseason opener

Charlotte Hornets' Marvin Williams (2) guards as Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

By Gary Washburn

Gordon Hayward scored 10 points in his first game since suffering season-ending leg and ankle injuries in the 2017-18 opener.


Five ways to fix the struggling Patriots

Reuniting Tom Brady with a healthy Julian Edelman should do wonders for the Patriots.

By Christopher L. Gasper

Bill Belichick doesn’t need any assistance in turning things around — but here is some anyway.

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Dont’a Hightower, defense looking to get untracked

By Nora Princiotti


Freddy Gabin seizes opportunity in North Andover victory

By Karl Capen


John Roberts helps Duxbury breeze past Whitman-Hanson

By Trevor Hass


Finn Murray delivers for Acton-Boxborough

By Brendan Hall


In overtime, Xaverian cuts down Catholic Memorial

By Nate Weitzer


Rhode Island holds off Harvard rally

By Owen Pence


Yankees display power in rout of Red Sox

By Peter Abraham

bruins notebook

Trent Frederic likely to center top line Saturday

By Matt Porter

HS FOOTBALL | WEST ROXBURY 6, latin academy 0

West Roxbury slogs past Latin Academy

By Steve Sousa

Good Life

Is it ever OK to make a public proposal?

Glenn Weiss used his Emmys acceptance speech to propose to his partner, Jan Svendsen.

By Meredith Goldstein

Love Letters advice columnist Meredith Goldstein and Jasmine Guillory, author of “The Proposal,” discuss.


Harvard art exhibits remind us James Baldwin was right. The time for change is now

By Jeneé Osterheldt

Art shows at Harvard reflect James Baldwin’s dedication to bearing witness to America’s beautiful and brutal truths.


When it comes to your child’s extracurriculars, experts say focus on ‘building a life and not a resume’

Experts say that when it comes to extracurricular activities, it’s important to follow your child’s lead. Do they really want to be participating, or are they doing it because they think they have to?

By Thomas Oide

Is having your child participate in as many activities as possible really what’s best for college admissions and their growth and mental health? We asked the experts.